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IMPACT Guidance Training

19 February 2018

Smoking and Mental Health: Understanding the IMPACT (ASH Scotland)

Free, two-hour training around the links between smoking and mental health is now available to third-sector organisations. To help address the inequalities linked to higher smoking rates amongst people experiencing poor mental health, ASH Scotland is offering a newly-developed training course called "Smoking and Mental Health: Understanding the IMPACT". The aim is to equip workers who support people with lived experience of mental health problems with the knowledge, skills and confidence to initiate a conversation on smoking, and to discuss options for supporting people who are ready to quit.  It is based on a Guidance pack, developed by ASH Scotland, which offers practical solutions to this complex issue.

The training is free, primarily designed for staff working within third-sector organisations, and comprises a one-hour online session (completed in advance) and a two-hour face-to-face session. 

For more information, please visit or phone ASH Scotland on 0131 225 4725.

Free training at: ASH Scotland, 8 Frederick Street, Edinburgh. This will take place from 10am - 12pm on:

  • 6 November and 5 December 2018 
  • 23 January, 26 February and 20 March 2019.

To register, click here.